Τhe journal Biology of Exercise is open to original articles in all branches of sport sciences from authors throughout the world. JBE publishes work from sport injuries, exercise physiology, sport rehabilitation, diseases and exercise, sport injuries, sport psychology, sport nutrition, sport biomechanics, sport pedagogy, sport philosophy, sport sociology, sport recreation and sport management.
Manuscripts are considered if they are submitted only to JBE and therefore should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in part or in whole. Authors are responsible for the scientific context and legal aspects of the articles.
All manuscripts shall be reviewed by the journal’s editorial board, which will consider style, quality and clarity relevance of the work as regards the purposes and goals of the journal. In any case, final decisions on publication, will be made by the editorial board.
Papers may take the form of original papers, review articles and letters to the editor.
TITLE: Capital letters.
AUTHORS' NAMES. Name and location of the institution where the investigations were carried out. Name, address, and degree of the author to whom reprint requests and communications concerning the contribution should be directed. Please also state his Fax number and E-mail number if possible.
The abstract should not exceed 200 words, should be one paragraph and should be free of references and abbreviations. It should indicate clearly the scope and main conclusions of the paper.
KEY WORDS: To assist in indexing the journal, list key words (not from title), which your article could be indexed(maximum 5-8).
INTRODUCTION. This should be comprehensible to the general reader. It should contain a clear statement of the purpose of the investigation and should provide relevant references but not exhaustively review the subject.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. This section should give sufficient information in the text or by reference to permit the work to be repeated without the need to communicate with the authors. When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with ethical standards of the Committee on Human Experimentation at the institution in which the experiments were done or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975. The type of statistical test used should be stated in the Methods section. A common error is the use of means, standard deviations and standard errors and the application of T-tests in the evaluation of non-normally distributed data. The use of non-parametric tests may often be more appropriate.
RESULTS. Results should be presented concisely and should not include material appropriate to the Discussion section. Authors are encouraged to express units, quantities, and formulas according to the recommendations of the systeme internationale (SI units). All measurements should be given in metric units.
DISCUSSION. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions derived there from. Do not repeat in detail data given in the Results section. Include in the Discussion the implications of the findings and their limitations and relate the observations to other relevant studies. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your data. Avoid claiming priority and alluding to work that has not been completed. State new hypotheses, whenever warranted, but clearly label them as such. Recommendations, if appropriate, may be included.
CONCLUSION TITLE: Capital letters.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Provide information sufficient to identify sources of support, technical assistance, and intellectual contributions not associated with authorship.
REFERENCES. Each citation in the text must be noted by number and must appear alphabetically at the end of the article and numbered accordingly. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the latest edition of ISI Journal Title Abbreviations. All references included must be quoted in the text (3).
Journal article one author:
Parthimos P. Strength of the lower abdominals of students of Greek Dep of Sports Sciences. J Sports Med 1: 85-88, 2003.
Journal article, two or more authors:
Parthimos P, Stergioulas A, Tripolitsioti A. Strength of the lower abdominals & low back pain. Phys Therapy 22(5): 39-45, 2002.
Journal article, article not in English:
Parthimos P, Stergioulas A and Tripolitsioti A. The effects of laser in the treatment of edema in second degree ankle sprains. Exerc & Society 18: 39-45, 2004 (In Greek, English abstract).
Journal article in press:
Tripolitsioti A. Effects of a 904 nm CW GaAs Laser versus placebo in the treatment of patellar tendonitis. Arc Phys Med Rehab (In press).
Journal article in electronic format:
Messinis D, Tsolakis H, Stergioulas A and Dessypris A. Androgen responses following a two-month endurance training program and one month detraining in prepubertal boys. Eur J Sports Science (serial online), October 1(4), 2001.
Tripolitsioti Α, and Stergioulas A. The effects of pilates training on chidren’s posture. 8th Anual Congress European College of Sports Science, July 9-12, Salzburg-Austria. Book of Abstract. 404.
Stegioulas A (ed.). Biology of Exercise. Athens, Simmetria, 2005, p 557.
Chapter of book:
Parthimos P, Stergioulas A and Tripolitsioti A. The effect of exercise on bone mass. In Stergioulas A (ed.). Biol Exercise. Athens, Simmetria, 2005, pp 237-78.
Brian N. Effects of work intensity on dynamics of pulmonary gas exchange during exercise in humans. Doctoral thesis, University of London, London, 2004.
TABLES & FIGURES. The location within the article where e.g. figures and tables appear should be indicated in the text. These materials (e.g. table, figure) should be submitted separately from the text document. Each item should be produced in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), GIF or JPEG format. Electronically produced drawings, graphs, photographs & photomicrographs, are all acceptable. Limit still art files to 700 kilobytes of memory and use 96 dpi resolution or consult with the editor-in-chief. Please have original photos or negatives available to submit on request of the editor-in-chief. Clearly identify digitally enhanced images as such and describe the method of enhancement. Include internal scale markers where appropriate. The author is responsible for ensuring that persons pictured in photographs have provided informed consent for the use of their picture. Please include the photographer's name with each photograph so that he or she can be properly acknowledged. Submit each item separately and number sequentially as (main author) Figure 1.jpg, (main author) Figure2.jpg, and so on, for example, LiatosFigure1.jpg, LiatosTable1.doc, etc.
Include the following sections in research articles without page space:
TITLE: Capital letters.
AUTHORS: Surname followed by initials and institution(s) where the study was conducted.
ABSTRACT: Include an abstract of not more than 200 words.
KEY WORDS: To assist in indexing the journal, list key words (not from title), which your article could be indexed (5-8 MAXIMUM).
REFERENCES: Each citation in the text must be noted by number and must appear alphabetically at the end of the article and numbered accordingly.
TABLES, FIGURES: For details see the tables, figures section of research article.
As the Founder of the Biology of Exercise, I am pleased to let you know that the international scientific community has responded positively to the first volumes of our journal. The target of the Editorial Board is for JΒΕ to gain worldwide respect and establish a strong reputation in the Sport Science international community. In order to do so, we target at increasing the number of submitting manuscripts and expand our circulation in as many countries as possible.
Cyprus Musculoskeletal and Sports Trauma Research Centre (CYMUSTREC)
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